Affidea Announces New Medical Scanning Centre for Tallaght
- €3.5M West Dublin investment by diagnostics company
Dublin, 13th March 2017: Affidea, Ireland’s leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging services including MRI, Ultrasound and X-ray, today announced its plans to open a new medical scanning facility in Tallaght this May, to serve the people of Dublin West and surrounding areas. The company is creating ten jobs and is investing €3.5m in opening the Tallaght centre, as part of an overall €15m investment in the Irish healthcare sector.
Construction work has already started at the centre, led by Collen Construction Ltd, which will include a multi-modality scanning centre located on Tallaght Cross East on Belgard Square West in Tallaght, Dublin 24, beside the Glashaus Hotel, and directly facing the County Library. It will serve as a diagnostic scanning facility, offering MRI, CT, Ultrasound and X-ray. Affidea anticipates that 10,000 patients will attend the centre for 15,000 scans each year.
Affidea Tallaght will be equipped with state of the art technology including the high-specification Aera Magnetom MRI scanner, providing the highest-quality scans and a much improved patient experience, particularly for patients who experience claustrophobia or those who find it difficult to tolerate the noise of older scanners. It is expected the new centre will be of particular benefit to patients at areas including Blessington, Saggart, Rathcoole, Clondalkin, Lucan, Tallaght, Templeogue, Terenure and Rathfarnham
Affidea centres are accredited with the internationally recognised standard in ambulatory care from the Joint Commission International (JCI) and will operate the new centre in Tallaght to the same exacting standards while undergoing the accreditation process.
Tom Finn, CEO of Affidea, said: “Affidea currently caters to Dublin patients with centres in Santry, Dundrum and Dublin City, however the Tallaght centre will ensure local patients have greater accessibility to medical scans, quickly, professionally and to the highest of standards. The new centre will ensure patients can receive the timely attention they need in a primary care environment, rather than hospital based setting.
Affidea rebranded from Euromedic in 2015, to ensure a uniform identity across Europe, and to aid European growth and support the organisations aggressive global expansion plans. Affidea entered the Irish market in March 2007 through the acquisition of MRI Ireland. Over the past eight years, six further locations have been added to the network in Ireland with more centres expected nationwide over the coming months.